We heaved to during the night & at day break saw Porto Santo,
in few hours we passed Madeira, leaving it on our West. The
anchorage there is bad & the landing difficult, it was not thought
worth while to beat dead to Windward in order to reach it. Accordingly we steered for Teneriffe. I was so seasick that I could not
get up even to see Madeira, when within 12 miles.
This evening I feel a
little better but am much exhausted.